Archive for March, 2006

Parties Positioning and Strategizing on Coalition Negotiations …

March 29th, 2006

Eitan Vows to Focus on Pensioner’s Issues Full Text; Gil Pensioners Party Chairman Rafi Eitan, who led his party to an astounding seven mandates for the 17th Knesset, promised to focus on the issue that got him there. “People chose for me for a specific issue, thus I have no choice but to concentrate on […]

Wednesday War News …

March 29th, 2006

Navy Vessels Again Bombarding Gaza Targets ‘We Have Many More Katyushas’ Fake Bomb Discovered Palestinians Throw Explosives Near Rachel’s Tomb IDF Nabs Would-be Suicide Bomber Navy Joins War on Qassams Two More Kassams Land in Israel; None Wounded Three Kassams Fired From Gaza; None Wounded

Prime Minister-Elect Olmert Facing Special State Controller’s Report: Charges of Alleged Forbidden Political Appointments, Use of Personal Connections …

March 29th, 2006

The State Comptroller is About to Reveal a Special Report:: Olmert and His Close Associates’ Jobs Excerpt; The complaint was filed in September 2004 by the Workers’ Committee in the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Tourism – The suspicion: Olmert and Director-General Dinur made forbidden political appointments and made use of personal connections – The […]

The Election Post-Mortems Begin …

March 29th, 2006

Final Tabulation of Election by Week’s End Full Text; Election committee officials reported earlier on Wednesday morning that the absolute final tabulation of the 17th Knesset election will not be available until Friday morning. Among the ballots that still have to be counted are those of soldiers, members of the diplomatic corps and government employees […]

And the War Goes Goes On …

March 29th, 2006

Gaza Crossings Reopen Wednesday 3 Wanted Suspects Arrested South of Shechem Kassam Rocket Lands in Netiv Ha’Asarah Armed PA Residents Apprehended at IDF Checkpoint Shilo Resident Injured in a Rock-Throwing Attack Islamic Jihad Claims Responsibility for Firing Katyusha Rocket Mixed Signals In Ramallah: Joy and Warnings Palestinian Al-Aqsa Brigades Preparing Attack on Ashkelon In Hebrew; […]

Final Election Results: Kadima 28, Labor 20, Likud Clobbered …

March 29th, 2006

National Elections — Final Results This is a difficult moment, just as was the expulsion last August and the Amona Police Brutality last month. A lot of questions need answering; Likud’s total collapse, how the Arab parties ended up with 10 mandates when all day long we were told about a remarkably low Arab turnout, […]

Yom Bechirah — Updates and Election Night Coverage …

March 28th, 2006

Text/Audio/Video Coverage of Israel’s Elections from 3 Internet Channels; Israel Votes: Continuous IRIS Coverage Please note up-to-the-moment election coverage. LIVE RADIO: INR´s Round the Clock Elections Coverage Continuous Audio/Video Election Coverage From IsraelReporter.com ****************************************************** Voters Find Ballots Already Cast in Their Name 60% or Less Voter Turnout Foreseen 53% of Israel’s Prisoners Exercise Right to […]

Yom Bechirah: The Vote …

March 28th, 2006

Comptroller to Launch Ballot Inspection Operation Soldiers Vote at 650 IDF Polling Stations Fundamentally Freund: Today’s Election – A Prediction Excerpts; Every once in a while, a newspaper headline succeeds in capturing the true significance of an historical moment. “Future borders at stake as Israel votes” reads the front page of today’s Jerusalem Post, summing […]

Upside-down, Inside-Out, and Round and Round: Olmert and His Sela “Get” the Expelled Refugees Everyway They Can!

March 28th, 2006

Disengagement Authority Announces Another Blow to Gush Katif Evictees For context, click here. Full Text; Beginning in April, as most Israelis are preparing their homes for the Passover seder, evictees from the former Gush Katif community of Netzarim will be wondering how they will feed their families. Disengagement Authority officials on Monday announce that starting […]

Overnight and Tuesday War News …

March 28th, 2006

Election Bomb Found on Jerusalem’s Herzl Boulevard Missile Found Near Trash Bin in Ariel Katyusha Fired for First Time From Gaza Two Israeli Citizens Killed by Rocket Died From Detonation of Unexploded Kassam Update: Three Wounded in Election Day Rocket Attack, One Very Seriously Two Israelis Seriously Wounded by Kassam Rocket IDF Kills Armed Terrorist […]